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Dean Paul Plotkowski

Paul D. Plotkowski, Ph.D.

Dean, Seymour & Esther Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

Office Address: 332 Kennedy Hall of Engineering
Phone: (616) 331-6260

Education: Ph.D. Systems Engineering, Oakland University
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Oakland University
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Oakland University

Professional: ASME Region V Vice President 1998-2001
Region V Regional Operating Board Member 1990-present
ABET Visitor for Mechanical Engineering Programs
SME ABET Visitor for Manufacturing Engineering Programs

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Charlie Standridge

Charles R. Standridge, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Padnos College of Engineering and Computing
Professor, Manufacturing Engineering

Office Address: 332 Kennedy Hall of Engineering
Phone: (616) 331-6260

Dr. Charles Standridge joined the faculty in January 1999. His primary interests are in energy systems design as well as production operations and supply chain logistics with the application discrete event simulation methods. He teaches courses in energy systems, production operations and material handling, as well as engineering data analysis and computer programming. He has grants having to do with the gathering and modeling of wind resource data in Lake Michigan; the remanufacturing, repurposing and recycling of lithium-ion batteries used to power vehicles, and energy system curriculum development. 

Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis, 1974.

Master of Science and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering / Operations Research from Purdue University, 1977 and 1978. 

Michelle Lindale

Michelle Lindale

Director, Partnership Development & Communications

Office: 332 Kennedy Hall of Engineering
Phone: (616) 331-6260

Michelle Lindale joins the Padnos College staff as the first Director of Partnership Development and Communication. Michelle is a Grand Valley School of Engineering Honors graduate with extensive product design experience in several professional realms including aerospace, crane and hoist, fuel systems, and contract furniture. Also a Kendall College of Art and Design Honors graduate. 

Michelle's unique background includes experience in Design and Communications, where she has served in both teaching and leadership roles. Having lived in Austria for four years, Michelle has become adept in multicultural leadership and developing international relationships and looks forward to assisting the College in developing the internationalization of students, staff and faculty.

M.B.A. in Design and Innovation, Ferris State University (in process)
B.S. Engineering, Grand Valley State University
B.F.A. Graphic Design, Kendall College of Art & Design